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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An aggressively hopped robust porter named for the Cuban national hero who also spent a significant amount of time in Tampa and gained prominence in Latin American literature from the poetry, essays, and publications he contributed to in his lifetime.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5200) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle many thanks to drowland. Very dark brown pour, almost black, thin light tan head. Lots of sweet chocolate malt, some roasted coffee, piney bitter hops, and citrus. Interesting porter, split between malt and hops, but neither are very complex.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fluffy (2141) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2010
wow, this one is kind of hard to review. the flavors are so immense that it takes a while to decipher everything. it looks like a porter, smells like a porter, and tastes like some sort of frankenbeer combining the piney citrus of the IPA with a buttery roasty grains of a porter. im not a hophead, so this one is probably not one id reach for again. doesnt mean its very well done for what it is. a great crossover beer if you are a IPA fan looking to dry something darker, or vice versa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
juiceisloose (1257) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2010
12 oz bottle. The pour yeilds a very dark brown body almost black that is topped by a smooth, well retained head of kahki colored foam. Thick rings of lacing stick to the glass nicey. The aroma shows huge notes of roasted barley, dark cocoa, roasted coffee, and plenty of bitterness from the earthy, piney hops. The flavor follows suit and is just as roasty as the nose suggests with loads of dark barley and some cocoa to sweeten things up. Some roasted coffee grounds push their way through while the earthy hops add ample bitterness on the back end. Full bodied and smooth on the palate with balanced carbonation and a long roasty, bitter finish. This is a really nice hoppy porter that is best drank fresh. Really nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
aroma is strong java cut with piney hops, little cocoa here, coffee is real and delectable. appearance is opaque with oil slick head and touches of lacing. flavor is joe up front with IIPA like booze flash mid way. java returns to close things out with some chocolate showing up for the party. another great coffee beer from CCB, in some ways the imperial cousin of espresso maduro. this is the strongest coffee inflected beer ive had and those two characteristics get along splendidly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Cigar City Jose Martin. 12oz bottle from hopscotch... Pours a dark reddish cola brown pour with a soapy light beige head... Roastiness upfront with some backing hops but more subtle than the malt... Flavors comprised mostly of roasted malt and a lighter semi-hoppy backbone. Smooth, almost lighter bodied but with a bigger abv presence although not quite noticeable. nice. 7/4/7/4/15

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2010
On tap at CCB. Pours a dark brown to black with tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with roast, chocolate, light coffee notes. Flavor is about the same with a stronger malt presence, some earthy notes and a little more roast. Full body with a nice roast, toasty finish. Nice porter.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Very dark brown color - nice tan ring of foam but very little lacing left on the glass. Aroma is very strong roasty malts with a nice hint of baking chocolate. Flavor is insanely more robust. Just massive flavors of roasted malts dominate through and through. Well carbonated and very drinkable, especially considering the relatively high ABV. I’d definitely drink more of this, but probably only one at a time due to the intense flavors present.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
al_b (36) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
From a bottle. Pours a very dark brown with lingering medium head that produces lacing. The aroma is mostly coffee, chocolate and some malt. Taste of dark bitter chocolate and coffee. Palate is smooth, medium body with a lingering finish. Overall this is a great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1727) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottles from Knightly. Dark brown pour with a thick foam on top that yields sheets of lacing. The aroma is both creamy and assertive, with coffee, milk chocolate, grains, light roast, pine hops and an ever so slight trace of citrus. I get plenty of coffee grounds in the flavor with a strong hop presence. Roasty with toasted grains complimenting. Crisp bitterness. I pick up some wood notes lurking as well. The palate is a little gritty but I think that’s just the healthy dose of hops that kind of overshadow the creamy aspects of the beer. Very solid. Porters have been one of my least favorite styles in the past but I’m enjoying them much more these days. It doesn’t hurt that I am getting to try quality ones such as this.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeadMe (1551) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Consumed this one numerous times both on draft and from the bottle. A: Pours a nice rich deep black. Nice tall espresso like head that lasts and lasts. Nice thick lace all the way down the glass. S: Wonderful roasted malt aromas with loads of chocolate and light coffee. The hops are there in a big way as well. T: Wonderful rich roasted flavors. Wonderful chocolate balanced by equal amounts of bitter coffee. The roast is bold just shy of what I would call smokey. The hops are very earthy and green with a light citric undertone. M: Medium in body, smooth, drinkable, with a bit of hoppy bite in the finish. D: Great, I love this beer. Will miss it when it’s gone.


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